By Betsy Levinson
Three suggestions to help you plan your weekend.
The First Friday Food and Flicks at the library kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday for teens. The movie is TBD, but for middle and high school students, you can’t beat the price (it’s free), the company and the surroundings. The library has plenty of room to spread out, slim chance of a stranger sitting next to you, and there’s food.
Barbara Wheeler gets the sign ready for the Drop Off/Swap Off on Saturday.
Get up early on Saturday for the semi-annual public works and recycling organization,REUSIT Drop Off/Swap Off day. The event gets underway at 9:30 a.m., where Keyes Road will be closed to through traffic and residents can bring car and truckloads of unwanted furniture, electronics and oversize trash to the drop off; and shop for a free treasure at the swap off. Bicycles, toys and household items are available for free and there is an outlet to make sure the donated toasters, radios and stereos work. There is plenty of help emptying your back seat, trunk or flatbed. Payment is by check only.
On Saturday night, the Emerson Umbrella is holding its gala celebration of the arts in Concord, “Experience it!” and presenting its stewardship award to Ken and Judy Marriner. Joyce Kulhawik is emceeing the event as honorary chair, and the festivities start at 6 p.m. under a tent on Stow Street. The MIT Logarhythms are singing. The evening includes a silent and live auction, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. You’ll see the second installation of “Big Art” on the lawn.